Plato 's Apology And Crito

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Throughout, the history of western civilization, religion and politics have been put together and associate with the major the historical events that have marked the history of humanity on earth. In the following written works, Plato’s apology and Crito, The gospel according to Mark and Date’s Inferno, in each of these works religion and politics are intertwined to show the impact of these in each character in each written work. Also, these written works explain how politics are affected by religion and vice versa. In Plato’s Apology and Crito, are two consecutive plays that explain how Socrates, which was considered an honored and the wisest man in all Athens by the oracle is sentenced to death by because he did not want to admit his wisdom and the importance of the Gods. In the Apology and Crito, it is seen how religion and politics are linked when Socrates is declared by the Delphic oracle the wisest man in the whole Athens because unlike other people in Athens, he knew he did not know anything, “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. “Socrates, Apology. Socrates beliefs in the Gods, especially Apollo, but by going against what the oracle says he faced political issues. After his declarations, Socrates is taken on a trial and he is accused of corrupting the youth and not believing what the oracle said. In his speech Socrates tries to defend himself by questioning one of his accusers, Miletus and using a series of sarcastic…
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